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Weight Concerns



Weight concerns vary widely, from losing weight to gaining weight, from practicing good nutrition and exercise to eating disorders that can lead to lifelong anxiety, depression, and even suicide. People of all body shapes and sizes can have significant concerns about their weight, whether they are trying to get smaller or larger. Weight concerns show up in every population, gender, and age group but are most common among girls and women. Contributing factors include diet choices, parenting influences, societal messages about our bodies, attempts to gain self-control, athletics, disease, and food allergies.

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The Myth of Bad Food

When we talk about food, we talk about “good” food and “bad” food—can it possibly be this simple or are we missing something when we talk about food?

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . .

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How Stress Can Cause Weight Gain

Stress can significantly impact your ability to maintain a healthy weight. It can also prevent you from losing weight.

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Busting Myths on Weight and Health

In this video, Dr. Linda Bacon delves into the research and comes up with some surprising results. When you suspend your preconceptions about weight, a very different picture emerges, one where it is the machinery of weight stigma that needs dismantling.

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Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life

With the scientific expertise of Dr.

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How to Talk to Kids about Weight

In today's culture, weight can be a sensitive subject, especially for children and teens. The desire to be thin is reaching school-aged children, as girls as young as 6 years old express concerns about their body image and gaining weight.

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The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work

It is time to break the cycle of traumatic dieting. Despite the success stories publicized by Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and others, 90% of all diets end in failure.

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5 Ways to Gain Weight in a Healthy Way

Nutritionist Cynthia Sass shares her five rules for putting on weight while optimizing health (because yes, there's an actual science to it).

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Health at Every Size: The Surprising Truth About Your Weight

Fat isn’t the problem. Dieting is the problem. A society that rejects anyone whose body shape or size doesn’t match an impossible ideal is the problem. A medical establishment that equates “thin” with “healthy” is the problem. The solution? Health at Every Size.

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